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Displaced Persons, Conway

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 3 May 1949

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asked the Minister of Labour why his Department refused permission for 12 displaced persons to be loaned to Conway Borough Council from a neighbouring camp to assist temporarily in developing the borough's water supply scheme.

Because suitable unemployed British workers were available locally. All the contractor's demands have been met promptly by the submission of suitable British candidates. At the time the borough surveyor was trying to arrange for the contractor to be supplied with 12 E.V.W.s, the contractor had no outstanding demands with the local office. He then asked for six British and these were sent the following day. All demands put in later have also been met.